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This is an official, growing collection of how-to's, videos, threads, DIY's, part numbers, projects, etc for your 2011 - 2018 Volvo S60, S60CC & V60, V60CC. I really encourage you to use this and contribute to this to make it the best possible reference tool for fellow owners. Post below all your favorites so I can include them in the main post.

Thanks to p.rico for many of these posts which were taken from his intro/build thread:
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?480025-New-S60-T6-Owner!
Thanks to Synesis for this incredible build/reference thread:
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showt...Design-Information-Reference-and-Build-Thread
Thanks to DWBF1 for this great "Pole Position" thread:
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showt...ssues-and-Questions-about-2011-S60-V60-Models
Truly, this thread is built on the backs of these giants. :beer:

Reference Info

Volvo Manuals
Sources for Service Bulletins
Enter your VIN here to check for outstanding recalls on your Volvo
T5 vs T6: Differences
T6 vs T6 R-Design: Differences
Volvo Accessories Installation Instructions

Safe and Secure/Warranty Questions:
CPO Vehicles and Safe and Secure
Safe and Secure Information for 2013 Volvos

Navigation Updates:
Navigation Updates for Certain 2011-2015 Volvo's
Navigation Updates for Certain 2015.5 and Newer Volvo's
2015.5 North America Map Update for all cars except 90 Series

Other Discussions/Topics:
Quick Reference - Spotting Popular Equipment Packages
Ramps for S60/V60
Cleaning Exhaust Tips
What Accessories Are Worth It for the S60
What Did You Do With Your S60 V60 (2011-) Today?
mark-sf's Recommended Premium Audio Settings



Part Numbers
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31664467 - 2018 S60 Polestar carbon fiber rear spoiler extension
31428167 -
Sport steering wheel with paddles and heat
31285187 -
Software update to allow navigation updates through USB
39842943 - V60 Polestar rear wing (replaces P/N 39834670)
31454480- V60 rear wing Polestar accessory winglets
31333641 - "S60" Badge letters
31333651 - "T6" Badge letters
31317622 - Sport pedals (LHD)
31323214 - R-Design strut bar (new strut covers are also needed)
31399309 - Bor Wheels, 8x19in, Iron Stone
31439442
- Bor Wheels, 8x19in, Blank Matt
31454841 - S60/V60 Polestar Accessory Wheels, 8x19in, Light Matte Grey ( 31454470 - wheel/tire kit )
31435954 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, Light grey (looks like the 2015-2016 20-inch wheel)
31408850 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, dark grey (original Polestar 2015 winter wheel)
31454436 - Polestar Performance Parts - front spring for heavy cars (T6-6cyl AWD, T5-5cyl AWD)
31454437- Polestar Performance Parts - rear spring for heavy cars (T6-6cyl AWD, T5-5cyl AWD)
31408583
- outer cowl cover for the R-Design or Polestar strut bar - Driver's side (left)
31408584 - outer cowl cover for the R-Design or Polestar strut bar - Passenger side (right)




Mechanical Upgrade/Repair/Maintenance/Info

Engine:
Changing your own oil - 2011 S60 T6
The Polestar Upgrade for T6 Models: Information and Review
Torque Rod Bushing Replacement/Upgrade
DIY Intake MODs

Exhaust:
Exhaustive Comparisons
R Design Muffler - Borla vs Magnaflow vs Flowmaster
T6 Exhaust Opinions: Ferrita vs KPAX
Yet another exhaust thread - Borla Muffler/OBX ...
IPD vs EST vs Borla - P2R Exhaust Comparison (For Reference)

Suspension:
Touring vs Dynamic Suspension
4C vs Regular Dynamic Suspension
IPD Sway Bar Upgrade
Koni FSD, Koni Sport, or Bilstein for S60
Koni FSD Tire Rack Review
Bilstein HD on V60 R-Design

Transmission:
Rough Transmission Downshifts and Software Updates
Adding "Sport" mode to the transmission - 2011 T6 Owners
Sport Mode
TF80-SC Transmission Flush
Attempts to add Paddle Shifters:
Adding Paddle shifters to a Paddle-less 2016 S60
Retrofit on 2011-2013
To Paddle Shift or Not

Brakes:
Brake upgrade from 316mm to larger 336mm Rotor

Maintenance:
Cabin Air Filter - Step by Step Replacement with Part Numbers

Spare Tire:
Adding S60 Spare Tire
Adding Spare to S60
Spare/Jack/Bag
Sharing S60 Experience
Spare Tire?
Adding Spare to V60

Synesis's S60 Spare Tire Parts List:
  • 31317980 Spare tire
  • 31399083 Under floor styrofoam holder and new carpeted panel.
  • 31428824 Label kit
Caveat: Some members have noted that the spare may not fit over some front brake assemblies; if the flat is on the front, you'd have to move the rear tire to the front and put the spare on the rear.

Trailer Hitch:
Several readers have installed the Curt Hitch #13266 from etrailer.com or amazon.com. It is a Class 3 hitch with the larger 2-inch receiver for bike racks and trailers.

2012 S60:
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?165863-Anyone-put-a-trailer-hitch-on-a-2012-S60
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?159091-North-American-tow-hitch
2013 S60:
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?189760-HOWTO-Trailer-hitch-wiring-for-2013-S60
Write Up: Factory Trailer Hitch for Volvo S60
2015.5 V60CC:
https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?232455-V60-cross-country-hitch-options-and-install


Aesthetic Upgrade/Repair/Maintenance/Info

Electronics and Interior:
Wind Noise/Body and Mirror Seal Recall (2011s only)
Sensus 3.0 Software Update - The Definitive Thread
Sirius Satellite Radio Reception Issues
Monitoring Engine Temperature
Leaks from Windows and Sunroof
Squeaks and Creaks: Start Here
Noisy A/C Compressor Recall Information
Using an iPhone 5 with Sensus
Interior Cabin Filter Replacement/Writeup
2013+ Illuminated Shifter Assembly Retrofit into 2011-2012 S60
MY11-13 Non-Solder Steering Wheel Paddle Shifter Retrofit (with illuminated knob!)
Interior/Exterior LED Lighting Retrofit
S60 LED Replacements
Interior LED's
Adaptive Cruise Control
Watching DVDs in your S60/V60
Navigation - using Volvo "MyPOI" Tips and Tricks
Adding R-Design Features to an S60 T6
Cup Holder - Replacement of entire assembly or just the rubber tabs
S60 Audio Upgrade Path
mark-sf's DIY Subwoofer Project - A Premium Journey to the Low End
Volvo Most Interface
Center Console Trim Protector

Side Scuff Plates:
Side Scuff Plates
Ordering Info Side Scuff Plates

Headlights:
Bi-Xenon Retrofit (upgrade from halogens )
Adjusting Xenon Headlights
Adjusting Headlights
How To Remove Headlights and Replace Headlight Bulbs
Headlight Aiming with a Yardstick
Good Info on Xenon Bulbs
Xenon Headlights Installed on the Car

Wheels/Tires:
31399309 - Bor Wheels, 8x19in wheels, Iron Stone
31439442
- Bor Wheels, 8x19in wheels, Blank Matt
31454841 - S60/V60 Polestar Accessory Wheels, 8x19in, Light Matte Grey ( 31454470 - wheel/tire kit )
31435954 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, Light grey (looks like the 2015-2016 20-inch wheel)
31408850 - Polestar winter wheel, 8x19in, dark grey (original Polestar 2015 winter wheel)


18" vs. 19" Tires and Wheels - What's your Experience?
Thinking about Bigger Wheels and Tires
Wheel Tire Selection
 

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Yes...this is awesome. The S40 has had this for years and has been most helpful.

Thank you.
 

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It would be fantastic if all of the reference materials could be kept/moved to the first post. Having to search through posts within a (growing) thread is difficult. The S40/V50 how-to thread was a lifesaver and great model for this one!
 

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It would be fantastic if all of the reference materials could be kept/moved to the first post. Having to search through posts within a (growing) thread is difficult. The S40/V50 how-to thread was a lifesaver and great model for this one!
I'm working on it... LOL I've got DWBF1's thread incorporated. Now I have to make time to get Synesis' incorporated.
 

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I'm working on it... LOL I've got DWBF1's thread incorporated. Now I have to make time to get Synesis' incorporated.
Awesome, thanks!
 

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Awesome, thanks!
Finally got back to it. Give it a look and let me know if you see anything that could use modification or if you find anything else I should include.
 
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